Skip to content

BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

chidHousehold identification number
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text CHID : Office Code
Valid cases5232Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


chhdoiDay of interview
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text CH0AD : Office Code
Valid cases5227Missing cases5
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


chhmoiMonth of interview
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text CH0AM : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January11502.92.9
February21613.13.1
March3901.71.7
April444.8.8
September9203839.039.0
October10195837.437.5
November1167412.912.9
December121132.22.2
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Valid cases5228Missing cases4
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


chhyoiYear of interview
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text CH0AY : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
199393478391.491.5
1994944458.58.5
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Valid cases5228Missing cases4
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteDue to extended fieldwork period this is an important check on recall data, e.g. in ascertaining for instance which 'Winter' or 'January' R is referring to.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6


chstypeType of accommodation
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text CH0C : (from observation) What type of accommodation does the household live in?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Det'd house/bungalow198518.819.1
Semi-det'd house/bun2164431.431.9
End terraced house33536.76.9
Terraced house489417.117.4
Purpose built flat566012.612.8
Converted flat62084.04.0
Incl business prem738.7.7
Bedsit multi occ819.4.4
Bedsitter other920.4.4
Sheltered accommdn10501.01.0
Institutional1123.4.4
Other1244.8.9
T'phone q-not asked132114.04.1
Missing or wild-9821.6Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases5149Missing cases83
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousing: Size and Condition of Dwelling
NoteRefers to space used by h/hold, not to issued address. Code 7 implies access to business premises without going outside building. Question change from Wave One to Wave Two, recoded 'Other' 0 into 11 and new category 10 `Institution'.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


chsrinsInstitutional accommodation rented
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (4)
Question Number and Text CH1B : If institutional accommodation - Is accommodation rented?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes118.378.3
No25.121.7
Missing or wild-914.3Missing
Inapplicable-8498495.3Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases23Missing cases5209
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteKey routing check. Before Wave 2, respondents were not followed in institutions. See Section on Sampling in Vol A.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


chsroomNumber of rooms in accommodation
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (4)
Question Number and Text CH2 : I would like to ask you a few questions about your household's accommodation. How many rooms are there here, including bedrooms but excluding kitchens, bathrooms, and any rooms you may let or sublet?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1881.71.8
24087.88.3
395918.319.5
4143827.529.3
5121923.324.8
64418.49.0
72114.04.3
8831.61.7
926.5.5
1016.3.3
1115.3.3
122.0.0
134.1.1
143.1.1
Missing or wild-9781.5Missing
Inapplicable-828.5Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases4913Missing cases319
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousing: Size and Condition of Dwelling
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteRooms currently sublet to persons outside h/hold are excluded, those occupied by lodgers or boarders within h/hold are included.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


chsowndHouse owned or rented
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (4)
Question Number and Text CH3 : Does your household own or rent this accommodation or does it come rent-free?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned or on mortgage1339064.868.1
Shared ownership216.3.3
Rented3146428.029.4
Rent free4951.81.9
Other511.2.2
Missing or wild-917.3Missing
Inapplicable-828.5Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases4976Missing cases256
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteShared ownership includes co-ownership and equity sharing schemes. Rent-free excludes cases of complete rebate through Housing Benefit and payment by charity.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


chsowr1PNO of 1st person owning accommodation
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (4)
Question Number and Text CH4M1 : In whose name is this (house/flat/room) owned?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not in houseshold020.4.6
1314960.292.5
22033.96.0
321.4.6
46.1.2
52.0.1
72.0.1
Missing or wild-948.9Missing
Inapplicable-8157030.0Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases3403Missing cases1829
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2) Asked if R owns or part owns home
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
NoteRecords Person Number
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


chsowr2PNO of 2nd person owning accommodation
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (4)
Question Number and Text CH4M2 : In whose name is this (house/flat/room) owned?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not in houseshold0571.12.7
141.81.9
2196937.692.9
344.82.1
44.1.2
51.0.0
62.0.1
81.0.0
Missing or wild-948.9Missing
Inapplicable-8285454.5Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases2119Missing cases3113
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2) Asked if R owns or part owns home
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
NoteRecords Person Number
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cmghaveHome mortgaged or owned outright
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text CH6 : Is this accommodation....
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned outright1116822.334.3
Buying mortgage/loan2223742.865.7
Missing or wild-946.9Missing
Inapplicable-8157030.0Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases3405Missing cases1827
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2) Asked if R owns or part owns home
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteUsed in construction of derived variable CTENURE.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


chsowrpOutright homeowner before 1.9.92
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text CH7 : Were you the outright owner(s) of this property before September 1st 1992?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1108420.792.9
No2831.67.1
Missing or wild-946.9Missing
Inapplicable-8380772.8Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases1167Missing cases4065
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2 AND CMGHAVE = 1) Asked if R's home is owned outright
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
NoteKey routing check.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cmgynotHow home came to be owned outright
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text CH8 : Which of the following best describes how you came to own this property outright? Have you....
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Paid mortgage/loan126.531.7
Bought it with cash241.850.0
Inherited all/share35.16.1
Other means of purch410.212.2
Missing or wild-947.9Missing
Inapplicable-8489293.5Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases82Missing cases5150
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2 AND CMGHAVE = 1 AND CHSOWRP = 2) Asked if R became outright owner of home since last year
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


chscostOriginal purchase price of property
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text CH9 : How much did you pay for the property?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
53978.9257006.371775855000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated13266.2100.0
Missing or wild-9611.2Missing
Inapplicable-8462088.3Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-112.2Missing
Valid cases326Missing cases4906
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2 AND (CMGHAVE = 1 AND CMGYNOT= 1-2) OR (CMGHAVE = 2 AND CHSIVW2 = 2) Asked if R became outright owner of home since last year or if R owns or part owns home and was not interviewed at present address last year
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cmglyMortgage on home before 1.9.92
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (6)
Question Number and Text CH13 : Did you have a mortgage on this accommodation before September 1st 1992?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1204139.091.6
No21863.68.4
Missing or wild-98.2Missing
Inapplicable-8278453.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases2227Missing cases3005
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2 AND CMGHAVE = 2) Asked if R is buying the property with a mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteThis compares with BMGSTAT.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


chsivw2HH interview this address last year
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (6)
Question Number and Text CH14 : Were you (or any member of your household) interviewed at this address last year?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1194837.295.5
No2911.74.5
Missing or wild-910.2Missing
Inapplicable-8318360.8Missing
Valid cases2039Missing cases3193
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2 AND CMGHAVE = 2 AND CMGLY = 1) Asked if R is buying the property with a mortgage or loan and mortgage began before 1.9.92.
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteDifferent from similar question at W2; this is now asked only of owner-occupiers.
Variable OccurrenceW3


cmgxtraTaken out additional mortgage on home
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (7)
Question Number and Text CH20 : Have you taken out any additional mortgage or loan on this house/flat since September 1st 1992?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11402.76.4
No2206139.493.6
Missing or wild-932.6Missing
Inapplicable-8278453.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-14.1Missing
Valid cases2201Missing cases3031
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2 AND CMGHAVE = 2 ) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cmgnewAmount of additional mortgage on home
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (7)
Question Number and Text CH21 : How much in total is this additional mortgage or loan?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
12082.9815562.8060099999
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated11332.5100.0
Missing or wild-935.7Missing
Inapplicable-8484992.7Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases133Missing cases5099
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2 AND CMGHAVE = 2) AND CMGXTRA = 1 ) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan and has subsequently taken out an additional mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteIncludes any additional loans, including second mortgages. If remortgaged, amount given is difference between mortgage paid off and remortgage towards this total. Includes imputed data. For variables directly associated with a question, the imputation flag variable takes the missing value code of the original variable (e.g. Don't know, refuse, etc.) if imputed, and 0 if not imputed, or -8 if the variable was inapplicable. See section on Imputation in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cmgxty1Extra loan for home extension
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text CH22A : What was this additional mortgage/loan used for? Home extension
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01011.974.3
Home extension135.725.7
Missing or wild-936.7Missing
Inapplicable-8484992.7Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases136Missing cases5096
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2 AND CMGHAVE = 2) AND CMGXTRA = 1 ) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan and has subsequently taken out an additional mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cmgxty2Extra loan for home improvements
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text CH22B : What was this additional mortgage/loan used for? Home improvements or repairs
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0621.245.6
Home improvements1741.454.4
Missing or wild-936.7Missing
Inapplicable-8484992.7Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases136Missing cases5096
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2 AND CMGHAVE = 2) AND CMGXTRA = 1 ) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan and has subsequently taken out an additional mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Home Improvements
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cmgxty3Extra loan for car purchase
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text CH22C : What was this additional mortgage/loan used for? Car purchase
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01302.595.6
Car purchase16.14.4
Missing or wild-936.7Missing
Inapplicable-8484992.7Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases136Missing cases5096
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2 AND CMGHAVE = 2) AND CMGXTRA = 1 ) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan and has subsequently taken out an additional mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Transport
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cmgxty4Extra loan for other consumer goods
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text CH22D : What was this additional mortgage/loan used for? Other consumer goods
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01342.698.5
Other consumer gds12.01.5
Missing or wild-936.7Missing
Inapplicable-8484992.7Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases136Missing cases5096
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2 AND CMGHAVE = 2) AND CMGXTRA = 1 ) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan and has subsequently taken out an additional mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cmgxty5Extra loan for other specified reason
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text CH22E : What was this additional mortgage/loan used for? Other
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0991.972.8
Other specifed expen137.727.2
Missing or wild-936.7Missing
Inapplicable-8484992.7Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases136Missing cases5096
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2 AND CMGHAVE = 2) AND CMGXTRA = 1 ) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan and has subsequently taken out an additional mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cmgoldAmount borrowed at purchase: mortgagee
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (7)
Question Number and Text CH17 : How much did you borrow originally when you bought the property, that is excluding any later additions to the mortgage?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
39840.7422330.090140000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02.0.8
Amount stated12494.899.2
Missing or wild-916.3Missing
Inapplicable-8473490.5Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Refused-25.1Missing
Don't know-115.3Missing
Valid cases251Missing cases4981
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1 - 2 AND CMGHAVE = 2 AND CMGLY = 1 AND CHSIVW2 = 2) Asked if R is buying the property with a mortgage or loan and mortgage began before 1st Sept. last year and was not interviewed at present address last year
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteRecords total amount borrowed at purchase.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cmglifeYears left to pay: mortgagee
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (7)
Question Number and Text CH18 : How many years has the mortgage still to run?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
20.766.48173
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Period stated12554.9100.0
Missing or wild-916.3Missing
Inapplicable-8473490.5Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-116.3Missing
Valid cases255Missing cases4977
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1 - 2 AND CMGHAVE = 2 AND CMGLY = 1 AND CHSIVW2 = 2) Asked if R is buying the property with a mortgage or loan and mortgage began before 1st Sept. last year and was not interviewed at present address last year
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteRecords date on which all mortgages on property paid off.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cmgtypeType of mortgage
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (7)
Question Number and Text CH19 : Is your mortgage or loan.....
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Repaymnt mortge/loan1631.224.0
Endowment mortgage21813.569.1
Pt repaymnt/endowmnt313.25.0
Other mortgage/loan45.11.9
Missing or wild-917.3Missing
Inapplicable-8473490.5Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-18.2Missing
Valid cases262Missing cases4970
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1 - 2 AND CMGHAVE = 2 AND CMGLY = 1 AND CHSIVW2 = 2) Asked if R is buying the property with a mortgage or loan and mortgage began before 1st Sept. last year and was not interviewed at present address last year
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cxpmgLast total monthly mortgage payment
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text CH23 : How much was your last total monthly instalment on the mortgage(s) or loan(s)?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
248.51205.0734000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1223742.8100.0
Inapplicable-8278453.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases2237Missing cases2995
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2 AND CMGHAVE = 2) Asked if R is buying the property with a mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteIncludes imputed data. See note for CMGNEW and Section on Imputation in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cxpmg1Mortgage includes protection policy
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text CH24A : Did that payment include any of the following?...A mortgage protection policy?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes162411.931.6
No2135325.968.4
Missing or wild-946.9Missing
Inapplicable-8294856.3Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-1501.0Missing
Valid cases1977Missing cases3255
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2 AND CMGHAVE = 2 AND CXPMG GT 0) Asked if R is currently paying a mortgage or loan and last total monthly instalment is recorded
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cxpmg2Mortgage includes structure insurance
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text CH24B : Did that payment include any of the following?...Building structure insurance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes192017.645.9
No2108520.754.1
Missing or wild-944.8Missing
Inapplicable-8294856.3Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-124.5Missing
Valid cases2005Missing cases3227
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2 AND CMGHAVE = 2 AND CXPMG GT 0) Asked if R is currently paying a mortgage or loan and last total monthly instalment is recorded
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cxpmg3Mortgage includes contents insurance
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text CH24C : Did that payment include any of the following?...Contents or possessions insurance
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13667.018.2
No2164631.581.8
Missing or wild-942.8Missing
Inapplicable-8294856.3Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-119.4Missing
Valid cases2012Missing cases3220
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2 AND CMGHAVE = 2 AND CXPMG GT 0) Asked if R is currently paying a mortgage or loan and last total monthly instalment is recorded
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cxpmg4Mortgage includes extra payments
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text CH24D : Did that payment include any of the following?...Any other extra payments?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1651.23.3
No2187735.996.7
Missing or wild-91132.2Missing
Inapplicable-8294856.3Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-118.3Missing
Valid cases1942Missing cases3290
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2 AND CMGHAVE = 2 AND CXPMG GT 0) Asked if R is currently paying a mortgage or loan and last total monthly instalment is recorded
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cmgyr0Year mortgage began
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (6)
Question Number and Text CH12 : In what year did you first start paying a mortgage on this house/flat?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
90.904.346794
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated12715.2100.0
Missing or wild-911.2Missing
Inapplicable-8473490.5Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-15.1Missing
Valid cases271Missing cases4961
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2 AND (CMGHAVE = 1 AND CHSOWRP = 2 AND CMGYNOT = 2) OR (CMGHAVE = 2 AND CHSIVW2 = 2) Asked if R owns property outright through paying off mortgage since last year or is buying the property with a mortgage or loan but was not interviewed at present address last year
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


chsyr0Year became owner: home bought outright
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text CH10 : In what year did you first become the owner of this house/flat?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
92.183.477294
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated140.8100.0
Missing or wild-947.9Missing
Inapplicable-8493394.3Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases40Missing cases5192
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2 AND CMGHAVE = 1 AND CHSOWRP = 2 AND CMGYNOT NE 2) Asked if R owns property outright and was not outright owner before 1.9.92 and came to own it by other means than paying off mortgage
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


chsvalValue of property: home owners
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (4)
Question Number and Text CH5 : About how much would you expect to get for your home if you sold it today?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
73883.7150650.6634650000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1342365.4100.0
Missing or wild-928.5Missing
Inapplicable-8157030.0Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases3423Missing cases1809
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 1-2) Asked if R owns or part owns home
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteIncludes imputed data. See note for CMGNEW and Section on Imputation in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


chsjbAccommodation with present job: renter
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (9)
Question Number and Text CH25 : Does the accommodation go with the present job of anyone in the household?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1931.85.9
No2149428.694.1
Missing or wild-928.5Missing
Inapplicable-8340665.1Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases1587Missing cases3645
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 3-5) Asked if R's home is rented or provided rent- free
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


crentp1Who rents accommodation: 1st mention
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (9)
Question Number and Text CH26M1 : In whose name is this (house/flat/room) rented?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not in houseshold015.31.0
1141527.089.8
21192.37.6
313.2.8
47.1.4
51.0.1
62.0.1
83.1.2
Missing or wild-940.8Missing
Inapplicable-8340665.1Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases1575Missing cases3657
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 3-5) Asked if R's home is rented or provided rent- free
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteRecords Person Number.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


crentp2Who rents accommodation: 2nd mention
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (9)
Question Number and Text CH26M2 : In whose name is this (house/flat/room) rented?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not in houseshold015.34.0
115.34.0
23226.286.1
311.22.9
47.11.9
53.1.8
71.0.3
Missing or wild-940.8Missing
Inapplicable-8460788.1Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases374Missing cases4858
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 3-5) Asked if R's home is rented or provided rent- free
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteRecords Person Number.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


crentllLandlord of rented accommodation
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (9)
Question Number and Text CH27 : Who is the accommodation rented from or provided by?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Local auth/Council188516.955.8
NewTown Comm/Corp29.2.6
Property company3531.03.3
Scottish Homes46.1.4
Other housg assoc51833.511.5
Employer6571.13.6
Other org7621.23.9
Relative8601.13.8
Employer99.2.6
Other individual102625.016.5
Missing or wild-929.6Missing
Inapplicable-8340665.1Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases1586Missing cases3646
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 3-5) Asked if R's home is rented or provided rent- free
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteUsed in construction of derived variable CTENURE.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


crentfAccommodation rented furnished or other
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (9)
Question Number and Text CH28 : Do you rent your accommodation....
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Furnished11913.712.2
Partly furnished2721.44.6
Unfurnished3130825.083.3
Missing or wild-944.8Missing
Inapplicable-8340665.1Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases1571Missing cases3661
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 3-5) Asked if R's home is rented or provided rent- free
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteUsed in construction of derived variable CTENURE.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


crentNet amount of last rent payment
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (10)
Question Number and Text CH30 : How much was the last rent payment, including any services or water charges but after any rebates?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
118.17245.4204000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03.1.2
Amount stated1120823.199.8
Missing or wild-99.2Missing
Inapplicable-8350967.1Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Rent rebate-32925.6Missing
Valid cases1211Missing cases4021
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 3, 5 ) Asked if R's home is rented
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteVariables associated with payments or receipts include two for each, the amount of the receipt or payment (here CRENT), and the period in weeks which it covered (here CRENTW). These variables should not be used without first converting to a common time metric (e.g. dividing by number of weeks). Includes imputed data. See note for CMGNEW and Section on Imputation in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


crentwWeeks covered by last rent payment
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (10)
Question Number and Text CH31 : What period did this cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2.533.18152
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Period stated1.00120623.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.0014.3Missing
Inapplicable-8.00380172.6Missing
Telephone int. only-7.002114.0Missing
Valid cases1206Missing cases4026
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 3, 5 AND CRENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteSee note for CRENT.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


crent1Rent includes water charges
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (11)
Question Number and Text CH32A : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. Water charges?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14588.841.2
No265512.558.8
Missing or wild-944.8Missing
Inapplicable-8384973.6Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-115.3Missing
Valid cases1113Missing cases4119
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 3, 5 AND CRENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


crent2Rent includes land or business premises
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (11)
Question Number and Text CH32B : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. Land or business premises?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes113.21.2
No2109020.898.8
Missing or wild-9621.2Missing
Inapplicable-8384973.6Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-17.1Missing
Valid cases1103Missing cases4129
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 3, 5 AND CRENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteIncludes farms.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


crent3Rent includes garage
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (11)
Question Number and Text CH32C : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. A garage?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1901.78.1
No2101719.491.9
Missing or wild-9621.2Missing
Inapplicable-8384973.6Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-13.1Missing
Valid cases1107Missing cases4125
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 3, 5 AND CRENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


crent4Rent includes heating lighting or water
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (11)
Question Number and Text CH32D : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. Heating or lighting or hot water?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11252.411.2
No298818.988.8
Missing or wild-9571.1Missing
Inapplicable-8384973.6Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases1113Missing cases4119
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 3, 5 AND CRENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


crent5Rent includes meals
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (11)
Question Number and Text CH32E : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. Meals?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes110.2.9
No2109520.999.1
Missing or wild-9651.2Missing
Inapplicable-8384973.6Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases1105Missing cases4127
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 3, 5 AND CRENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


crent6Rent includes other services
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (11)
Question Number and Text CH32F : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. Any other services your landlord might provide for you?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11202.311.0
No297218.689.0
Missing or wild-9751.4Missing
Inapplicable-8384973.6Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-15.1Missing
Valid cases1092Missing cases4140
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 3, 5 AND CRENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


crenthbReceives rent rebate or rent allowance
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (11)
Question Number and Text CH33 : Was any housing benefit such as a rent rebate or rent allowance deducted from the last rent payment?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13877.434.3
No274014.165.7
Missing or wild-945.9Missing
Inapplicable-8384973.6Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases1127Missing cases4105
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 3, 5 AND CRENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Allowances/Rebates
NoteExclude those whose rent is paid by individual or charitable organisation outside the household (e.g. relative) or where whole of rent is paid through income support or housing benefit.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


crentgGross rent including Housing Benefit
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (11)
Question Number and Text CH34 : So what would the last rent payment have been if Housing Benefit had not been deducted from it?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
73.75317.1708250
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.1
Amount stated170113.499.9
Missing or wild-938.7Missing
Inapplicable-8428081.8Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases702Missing cases4530
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 3, 5 AND CRENT GT 0 ) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteSee note for CRENT. Includes imputed data. See note for CMGNEW and Section on Imputation in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


crentgwWeeks covered by gross rent
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (12)
Question Number and Text CH36 : What period would that cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.311.07113
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Period stated1.003406.5100.0
Missing or wild-9.0036.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.00464588.8Missing
Telephone int. only-7.002114.0Missing
Valid cases340Missing cases4892
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND = 3, 5 AND CRENT GE 0 ) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment is recorded
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteSee note for CRENT.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cxphsdfProblems paying for housing over year
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (12)
Question Number and Text CH37 : Many people these days are finding it difficult to keep up with their housing payments. In the last twelve months would you say you have had any difficulties paying for your accommodation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes15179.914.2
No2286154.778.7
rent rebate32584.97.1
Missing or wild-9641.2Missing
Inapplicable-8129924.8Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-121.4Missing
Valid cases3636Missing cases1596
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND=3,5 OR (CHSOWND =1, 2 AND CMGHAVE = 2) Asked if R's home rented or mortgage being paid off
Index TermsFinancial Management: Credit and Debt
Financial Management: Problems
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cxphsd1Housing payments required borrowing
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (12)
Question Number and Text CH38A : Did you have to...(in order to meet housing payments)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1971.919.2
No24087.880.8
Missing or wild-9761.5Missing
Inapplicable-8444084.9Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases505Missing cases4727
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND=3,5 OR (CHSOWND =1, 2 AND CMGHAVE = 2) AND CXPHSDF = 1) Asked if R's home rented or mortgage being paid off and had difficulty paying housing costs in the last twelve months
Index TermsFinancial Management: Credit and Debt
Financial Management: Problems
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cxphsd2Housing payments required cutbacks
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (12)
Question Number and Text CH38B : Did you have to...(in order to meet housing payments)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14328.384.0
No2821.616.0
Missing or wild-9671.3Missing
Inapplicable-8444084.9Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases514Missing cases4718
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND=3,5 OR (CHSOWND =1, 2 AND CMGHAVE = 2) AND CXPHSDF = 1) Asked if R's home rented or mortgage being paid off and had difficulty paying housing costs in the last twelve months
Index TermsFinancial Management: Credit and Debt
Financial Management: Problems
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cxphsdbBeen 2+ months late with housing payment
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (12)
Question Number and Text CH39 : In the last twelve months have you ever found yourself more than two months behind with your rent/mortgage?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11282.424.8
No23887.475.2
Missing or wild-9651.2Missing
Inapplicable-8444084.9Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases516Missing cases4716
Question RouteIF (CHSOWND=3,5 OR (CHSOWND =1, 2 AND CMGHAVE = 2) AND CXPHSDF = 1) Asked if R's home rented or mortgage being paid off and had difficulty paying housing costs in the last twelve months
Index TermsFinancial Management: Credit and Debt
Financial Management: Problems
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteExcludes accidental non-payments.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18